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Old 06-27-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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Please help me with downloading redhat for my mac

I am trying Parallels, because bootcamp wont work well with my copy of windows even if I slip stream sp2. Having said that I would most like to just do a clean install of redhat shrike, and not dual boot, but I am not sure how that would work. I have a new mac book, intel core duo1.83, 1 gig of ram, 60G hard drive. I would also be ok with it running on Parallels. I am a computer networking student trying to study for my cert in linux LPI, and have had an intro to linux class, but I am new to mac. I have done labs in shell awhile ago but no expert.

I don't understand how this iso stuff works. I have no experience with mac and am having trouble figuring out what and how to download red hat 9. For some reason a lot of the sites on here I can't open in safari or in firefox. I have never download and OS or a file this large before over the net.

I found tutorials on here that tell how to burn to a cd, but now how to download, maybe I am missing something.
I apologize for being very green at this, But I promise to share what I learn.

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Old 06-27-2006, 05:28 PM   #2
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First if Redhat 9 is not a requirement you would be better off with Fedora Core 4 or 5. It is a redhat clone distro that is uptodate. Redhat 9 is over 3 years old by now I guess. Using 2.4 kernels and other older software. Fedora 4 or 5 is using 2.6 kernels and would be able to work with most apps without much extra.

Also you may wish to try Mandriva or Suse. Both are great as well.

Now an ISO is an image of a CD or DVD. Using a cd burning tool just burn the image to a cd, don't copy the image just use the option to burn image.

As far as mac goes I am not a mac user and not sure about which distros are mac or ppc compliant or if they require special versions. Just a PC user.

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That Mac has an Intel CPU in it, so you won't need a PPC version - you can use x86 versions.
Old 06-28-2006, 02:57 AM   #4
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Is that true? Can you install any x86 distro on Mac now? ...Off to research...

Old 06-28-2006, 03:09 AM   #5
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Ahh, thought I'd missed the boat No, you cannot just run any x86 distro on the new Mac duo cores. Like I thought, Intel does not mean x86...

Nice try though!



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